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Offline Maik

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Facebook breach: 50,000,000 exposed
« on: Friday, 28 September, 2018 @ 21:45:22 »
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Facebook security breach exposed 50 million accounts to attackers

A Facebook security flaw exposed almost 50 million accounts to being taken over by hackers, the company has revealed.

The social network disclosed that a bug in the way users view accounts had revealed "access tokens" - code that allows users to log into their accounts without passwords - and let attackers impersonate other Facebook users.

The flaw existed for over a year but was only discovered by Facebook on Tuesday. It said hackers had been able to exploit the vulnerability to log into other people's accounts, although it is unclear exactly how many were accessed.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/09/28/facebook-security-flaw-exposed-50-million-accounts-hackers/


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Re: Facebook breach: 50,000,000 exposed
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 29 September, 2018 @ 09:10:57 »
Zuckerberg: "...we are on constant guard against people out there trying to steal our information..."

Well, I found it amusing

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Re: Facebook breach: 50,000,000 exposed
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 29 September, 2018 @ 20:35:11 »
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Facebook hack gets worse as company admits Instagram and other apps were exposed too

The Facebook hack is even worse than was at first clear, the company has admitted.

That means that once a hacker had access to a person's Facebook account, they could make their way through the rest of their digital life. That might include other Facebook apps like Instagram but also third-party ones that use the login service, such as Tinder.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-hack-instagram-tinder-login-account-privacy-security-data-a8560761.html